We drove to Disney world from Ohio last year. Besides gas, we spent $300 for a week in a timeshare condo(www.vrbo.com). Then, drove to Downtown Disney. From there you can take the busses free to all the parks. We packed lunches in backpacks and ate lunch at park and at the condo for dinner. My hubby got his ticket free ( home from 14 month deployment on midtour). And the kids and my tickets were $99. For a 3'day pass we did an entire week for under 1000. Each child rec. shop $ too. Not including gas. For gas, I cashed in USAA rewards (checking account shopping rewards) and received over $500 in gas cards, restaurant cards, etc.
This past summer we RV'd our way from Ohio to Alaska. It was a move we turned into a vacay. 3 weeks Conus, Canada, Alaska... About $100/ day ( gas, campsite, groceries). Now in Canada~ gas, groceries, campsites were insanely expensive and crappy. I don't rec. Canada. Good Luck!
at 3:05 AM on Dec. 30, 2010